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illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... AUGUST 1914 Given out yesterday that
the German 1914 Emperour hath most certainly sent his ulti-Aug. 2
matum to the Tsar; also hath demanded Lord's categorickally from
the French, whether, ii-Day) warr break out between the Emperour
and the Tsar, the French shall stand by the Tsar or no. To church
with my wife and thought I catcht a passage of looks between my
wife and the curate in psalm time; which vext me. God forgive me if
I do wrong the wretch. Coming out of church, here was Admirall
Topper. He assures me of the Germans being already over the
frontier into Luxemburg, which is, says he, an actum belli not to
be retracted, and believes we also must now be pulled into it. So
home, and by these ill news and my wife's flirting her eyes at the
curate, not a little troubled. Banque holiday, and the common
people Aug. 3 making to go about their merrie-making, but I hear
the trains be in great part stopped by reason of the Government
moving troops, which is bad news. To the club, and all the talk is
that the Emperour will march his army through Belgium for the
easier striking at the French, which, if he should commit such a
treachery, we cannot but send aid to the Belgians under our treaty,
though how we shall help them God knows, 1914 Home and to lunch,
but could eat little for Aug. anxiety. Here came to me Mr. Bimley,
secretary of Prometheus Oyl-Fields. He hath news of our manager
being gotten safe into Tiflis with the company's cash, which I did
rejoice to know of. By White Hall to Palace Yard, hoping to
encounter Mr. Smith or some other member that should get me a seat
in the Commons. But, Lord such a crowd assembled to see the
Ministers arrive that I could not come near the door. So back to
the club, where presently comes Mr. Eves with news that Sir E.
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